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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Aug 9, 2011 10:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: July - Oct 1986?

We got another decade almost after this-

What about Jer's coma in 1986? Where were you when you heard? What do you do/think/say then?

It was **truly a miracle** that he survived - This I base on a report of a close a friend working at the hospital when he came in, blood sugar off-scale.

Recall all the prayer chains & meditations? Any fond memories of this joyful time of Jerry's 'rebirth,' of our community focusing on good 'vibes,' etc?

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Poster: adedhed68 Date: Aug 9, 2011 10:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: July - Oct 1986?

That's what I said, we were fortunate, were were given 'bonus time'.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Aug 9, 2011 10:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: July - Oct 1986?


I was in an M-1 battle tank somewhere in the Fulda gap on the east german border trying to repell the communist horde who any minute were about to invade the west.(lol or so i was told).
My only concern at that paticular time was how to make my MRE taste better and how do I make my officers understand that I think since "Odd Ball" in the movie "Kellys Heroes" was permitted to play music blasting from his tank , why couldn't I?

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Poster: veblen Date: Aug 9, 2011 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: July - Oct 1986?

Hey, I was with M-1 battle tanks as well.

Though I was mountain biking through them while they were on maneuvers in the Chihuahuan Desert, North of Fort Bliss.

I used to plan my commutes around them.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 9, 2011 8:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: July - Oct 1986?

Gosh. Hate to add anything here; I mean, apparently we're not supposed to talk GD memories or something :-) And apparently memory is suspect anyway. (Which is true. But nonetheless, we all have ours, for what they're worth.)

I had a summer fellowship in Florida and was in my temporary rented apartment, where I'd brought my boom box, tapes (the number of GD ones raised a few eyebrows, though it really wasn't many), and a few things so I could feel at home, like an Indian bedspread to toss over what I knew would be an ugly rental apt couch :-)

Heard it on the radio/boom box. That was actually way more of a shock than his death would be -- I mean, I thought he quite likely WOULD die, and it's not like there had been years of expecting it, and it was still my time of being more "active Deadhead-y" and going to shows, though I hadn't seen any that year. I'd almost flown to Ohio for the Dylan show, but hadn't, so I thought I'd missed the last chance ...

I don't remember where I was for Brent. Or Elvis.

I do remember John Lennon, cuz I was carrying my guitar and went into a 7-11 or some such place and heard from the clerk.

I also remember where I was when I heard about 9-11, the space shuttle (watching it live), Reagan's shooting, Kent State, and the aftermath of MLK (discussed in class) ... take that, you memory nay-sayers. Oh, and the assassination of a bunch of Roman emperors. I was reading a history book.

Where were you? For the coma, that is ... not the Roman emperors :-)



This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-08-10 03:41:00